In 2001 I went on my first CARE Info Trip to India. Since then I visited CARE Projects in Asia, Africa and South America and have been impressed by CARE's work to improve the lives on many women and girls living in poverty.
I have experienced the women's daily walk to fetch water for the family.
In 2002 we visited a school in a small village North of Timbaktu, Mali (Africa) , established just 4 yrs. earlier. There I met a 13 yrs old girl in First Grade. She was elated to finally be permitted to have the opportunity to learn to read and write! This I had just taken for granted when I was growing up in Germany!
In 2010 I participated in the 3 day CARE Cycle Challenge London to Paris to help eliminate world hunger.
In 2012 I joined the CARE Kilimanjaro Fundraiser Climb in Tansania, Africa's highest mountain, 19,340 ft.
Now, several years older, I am joining in the easier CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes fundraising campaign and taking 10,000 steps each day for one week – from March 8 to 14, 2017 – in solidarity with the journey taken each day by women and girls around the world.
Please support me in this, my fundraising effort in any financial way you can!
Through Walk In Her Shoes, I am raising money to support CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity for girls and women, which in turn helps their entire families emerge from poverty.